Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism: Critiques, Defenses, Reconceptualizations

Hardcover | July 19, 2013

EditorGillian Brock

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The debate between cosmopolitans and non-cosmopolitans flourishes. Contributors continue to disagree over at least fourteen core issues analyzed in this work, including these questions: What is distinctive about a cosmopolitan approach to matters of justice? What does the commitment to theideal of moral equality entail for global justice? Does membership in associations, especially national ones, matter to our duties to one another in the global context? Does the global economic order violate the rights of the poor or harm their interests in ways that require reform or redress? What is it to be a good "world citizen" and is this in conflict with local duties and being a good citizen of a state? To what extent are cosmopolitan and special dutiesreconcilable? Do cosmopolitan or non-cosmopolitan theories provide a better account of our obligations or a more useful framework for mediating the interests of compatriots and non-compatriots? This timely volume advances the discussion on many of the questions over which cosmopolitans and non-cosmopolitans continue to disagree. All the chapters explore new work and contribute to advancing the debate, and none has been published previously. Together, they demonstrate how nuanced andsophisticated some of the debate has become. The variety of topics that the debate encompasses suggests that mastering the issues is important to understanding much contemporary moral and political theorizing.

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The debate between cosmopolitans and non-cosmopolitans flourishes. Contributors continue to disagree over at least fourteen core issues analyzed in this work, including these questions: What is distinctive about a cosmopolitan approach to matters of justice? What does the commitment to theideal of moral equality entail for global justi...

Gillian Brock is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Her most recent work has been on global justice and related fields. She is the author of Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account (Oxford University Press, 2009) and editor or co-editor of Current Debates in Global Justice, The Political Phi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pagesPublished:July 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Gillian Brock: Rethinking the Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism Debate: An Introduction2. Michael Blake: We Are All Cosmopolitans Now3. Andrea Sangiovanni: On the Relation Between Moral and Distributive Equality4. Lea Ypi: Cosmopolitanism Without If and Without But5. Laura Valentini: Cosmopolitan Justice and Rightful Enforceability6. Saladin Meckled-Garcia: Is There Really a Human Rights Deficit?7. Elizabeth Ashford: Severe Poverty as a Systemic Human Rights Violation8. Miriam Ronzoni: For (Some) Political and Institutional Cosmopolitanism (Even if) Against Moral Cosmopolitanism9. David Reidy: Cosmopolitanism: Liberal and Otherwise10. Samuel Freeman: The Social and Institutional Bases of Distributive Justice11. Darrel Moellendorf: Human Dignity, Associative Duties, and Egalitarian Global Justice12. Simon Keller: Worldly Citizens: Civic Virtue without Patriotism13. Fabian Schuppert: Collective Agency and Global Non-Domination14. Richard W. Miller: The Cosmopolitan Controversy Needs a Mid-life Crisis15. Thomas Pogge: Concluding Reflections